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Dave Cieslewicz

Bill Keys was a widely respected Madison West high school English teacher and later a member of the Madison school board. While he was there the board tied itself in knots over the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of every school d more

Opinion 7 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Robin Vos appears to be following a Republican playbook in his quest to limit Gov.-elect Tony Evers’ power once in office. The North Carolina Legislature did the same thing in 2016. more

Opinion

You could make a fair case that nothing much would be lost if football went away. After all, there are plenty of safer alternatives. But there could be ways to make the game safer without banning it forever. more

Citizen Dave

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Matthew Norman

The major implication of Tony Evers’ victory over Scott Walker is that the new Democratic governor will force a fair redistricting after the 2020 Census. more

Citizen Dave

It could be a bellwether for the rest of the state. more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

For now, tech seems to be mostly used to magnify the worst parts of who we are. But someday, maybe, it could blast decency and thoughtfulness. more

Citizen Dave

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David Michael Miller

Paul Soglin’s decision to reverse course and run again for mayor was the least surprising surprise announcement imaginable. He has pulled these moves before. more

Opinion

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Dave Cieslewicz

Kriss Marion lives in a district where candidates can’t afford to give up on any voter. We could use more of these competitive districts. more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

If you haven’t already, check out The Wilderness podcast, a 15-part series on the woes of the Democratic Party. more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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Sharon Vanorny

Democrats agree that their quest to flip the state Senate hinges on whether Kriss Marion, an organic farmer, can topple the Republican incumbent in Senate District 17, a seat once held by Republican maverick Dale Schultz. more

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Baseball is not perfect. But it’s not violent like football. And the Milwaukee Brewers are in the playoffs! Pay attention. more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

The young guys who play and risk lifelong injury — at least in football— to generate billions of dollars of revenue are being taken advantage of by older rich guys who sit behind desks and push paper. more

Citizen Dave 3 Comments

I bought a boat from a crusty engaged business owner who gave me a break on the price. He was also a proud Trump voter. more

Citizen Dave 7 Comments

A task force is looking at whether to turn the current part-time 20-member city council into a full-time 10-member body. more

Opinion 1 Comments

If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed there will be four justices who graduated from Yale Law School and four from Harvard Law School. Ruth Bader Ginsburg went to Columbia Law School, but was at Harvard for undergrad. more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Nike might be doing it all for free media attention. Still, Colin Kaepernick is right while Trump, the NFL and the Green Bay Packers are wrong. more

Citizen Dave 5 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Madison Bishop Robert Morlino blames gay culture within the church for the systemic abuse of children. He reveals a warped, paranoid view that most of the modern world has moved away from. more

Citizen Dave 5 Comments

UW students already demonstrate a healthy approach to football by showing up late to games. They might do even more for social justice when they stop showing up at all. more

Opinion 2 Comments

Democrats should feel happy about the outcome of Tuesday’s primary race. A strong blue wave is building. more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

Twenty years ago we bought a fix-it-upper. Now it’s time to downsize. more

Citizen Dave

The Milwaukee Bucks’ new $525 million arena is being built with $250 million state tax dollars. The least the owners could do is name the arena after us. more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Kriss Marion buys some vegetables from vendor and supporter Jenny Bonde of Hollandale at the Mineral Point Farmers Market.

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    A natural extrovert, Marion enjoys chatting with people at farmers’ markets, parades and rural fundraisers.

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Landmark (right), with business partner Anna Thomas Bates at their Paoli shop: “I’m confident that I’m the only campaign manager in the country who makes cheese one day a week.”